October 2006

Chateau Gruaud Larose tasting

Chateau Gruaud Larose tasting   19 Oct 2006

What a joy to be invited to a back catalogue of vintages from this iconic Chateau. Not only were we treated to a host of fabulous examples from 1964 up to present day, but also a good selection of the Sarget de Gruaud – their 2nd wine. The list of vintages of the top wine was as follows 2005, 2004, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1989, 1982, 1975 &... more>

FERGUS at BREAD and WINE.

FERGUS at BREAD and WINE.   16 Oct 2006

Fergus Henderson, having returned from successful trips to Australia and the United States is settling down to a week in the kitchen at St. John Bread and Wine Spitalfields this week.  Fergus will be cooking during lunch service between Tuesday and Friday and reservations for lunch can be made through reservations on 020 7251 0848 or... more>

TREVOR RUNS THE NEW YORK MARATHON 2006

TREVOR RUNS THE NEW YORK MARATHON 2006   16 Oct 2006

Trevor Gulliver (right) of St. John and HGWines is running in this years New York City Marathon on November 5th. A seasoned marathon runner, Trevor hopes to raise funds for two of St. John's favourite causes - Action Against Hunger and Street Smart - and so if you would like to donate a little more to either or both do send a cheque payable to St.... more>

THE TASTE OF BRITAIN

THE TASTE OF BRITAIN   6 Oct 2006

Available through our book pages is this new tome which includes a contribution from our own Fergus Henderson on indigenous produce and celebrating seasonality. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, who has written the introduction to the book offers an explanation: "THE TASTE OF BRITAIN is a map, an investigative tool that will enable you to leave behind... more>

MANCHESTER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2006

MANCHESTER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2006   5 Oct 2006

Fergus Henderson will be appearing at the 2006 Festival in Manchester Friday 6th October around lunchtime in the main square to demonstrate a dish or two and answer questions. If you'd like to attend visit http://www.foodanddrinkfestival.com/ for more information on this and all the foodie events taking place.... more>

CHRISTMAS MENUS NOW ONLINE

CHRISTMAS MENUS NOW ONLINE   4 Oct 2006

Festive feasting menus for both St. John and St. John Bread and Wine are now up on both websites and our reservations desk is taking function bookings for Christmas for those booking ahead. ... more>

WHICH? MAGAZINE

WHICH? MAGAZINE   4 Oct 2006

London has topped the list of cities in the UK for dining out in The Which? Restaurant Guide 2007 and St. John is delighted to be included in their list of those establisments singled out for particular praise.... more>

October 2006 – Bordeaux 2004 tasting

October 2006 – Bordeaux 2004 tasting   1 Oct 2006

We recently attended a tasting of the 2004 Bordeaux vintage in London. This annual event is greatly anticipated by the UK wine trade as it is usually the first time that the vintage next to be released will have been tasted in this country. It’s kind of like the half time analysis in football. The wine trade can... more>

September 2006

BREAD and WINE at EXMOUTH FARMER'S MARKET.

BREAD and WINE at EXMOUTH FARMER'S MARKET.   21 Sep 2006

This Friday (September 22nd 2006) sees the first weekly farmer's market in Exmouth Market, a hop, skip and a long jump from St. John Smithfield. St. John will have a weekly stall on Saturday mornings only from October 14th selling bread and other treats from St. John and St. John Bread and Wine. The market is open from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm on... more>

RESTAURANTS AGAINST HUNGER MONTH.

RESTAURANTS AGAINST HUNGER MONTH.   20 Sep 2006

This years restaurant campaign in aid of Action Against Hunger begins on October 1st 2006. Many restaurants throught the United Kingdom will be running special events in order to raise money for the charity including St. John Smithfield. As part of our dessert menu throughout October, a special Action Against Hunger Pudding will be on... more>

FERGUS HENDERSON - ON AUTHENTICITY.

FERGUS HENDERSON - ON AUTHENTICITY.   7 Sep 2006

Christian Banfields film, shot in New York in Summer 2005 is still available to view online and continues to pick up plaudits from festival screenings. If you've yet to watch the film, featuring extensive interviews with Fergus Henderson, then click here to be whisked over to Schmick TV.... more>

AUTUMNAL FEASTING at St. JOHN

AUTUMNAL FEASTING at St. JOHN   7 Sep 2006

Autumn Rolls around and the 2006 menus for larger groups dining at St. John are now available on our menu pages. Menus from St. John Bread and Wine will follow suit in a few weeks.... more>

July 2006

LE GAVROCHE vs THE FOO FIGHTERS

LE GAVROCHE vs THE FOO FIGHTERS   25 Jul 2006

An unusual pairing for our news pages but if you want to find out who came out on top when Fergus Henderson had to spend the day doing only what his son, Hector, wanted to do, then click here to be taken to Guardian Unlimited for the whole extraordinary bout.... more>

A TASTE OF SLOW

A TASTE OF SLOW   23 Jul 2006

Part of the Melbourne Food Festival in August/September 2006, A Taste of Slow is the largest Slow Food based event in the Australian food calendar. As part of this years events, Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver will be appearing over three dates details of which follow: Friday 1st September 2006 Bledi-Slow of Wine Dinner -... more>

THE AGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE AWARDS 2007

THE AGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE AWARDS 2007   20 Jul 2006

Further to Fergus and Trevor's appearances at the Slow Food Festival later this summer, we are thrilled that both have been asked to present awards and make the keynote speech at the 2007 The Age Good Food Guide awards. Although not an event open to the public, the awards sponsors - Australia's The Age newspaper are running a piece on Fergus... more>

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